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Pressure Cooking Cookbook, Plus Your Chance to Win!

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    The Australian Women’s Weekly, Pressure Cooking, RRP $39.95, available where all good books are sold and online at www.awwcookbooks.com.au Photographer: Ian Wallace

     

    ** This Competition has now finished, thank you to all who participated! **
    The two lucky winners for this competition were: 
    Jackie and Joanne Kennedy

     

    The Kambrook team were very excited to receive The Australian Women’s Weekly Pressure Cooking cookbook to make a couple of their recipes in our Pressure Cooker.  We decided to try:

    • Butter Chicken
    • Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding


    Yum, right!

    I have only ever made my Mum’s steamed chocolate pudding, which is baked in the oven in a water bath. The water bath creates steam inside the oven, whereas the pressure cooker does this automatically. For the pressure cooker, we made our puddings in mugs so that we could hang onto the handles as we scooped into the delicious gooey mess. I only wish we had of had some vanilla ice cream on hand!

    The butter chicken was so simple to make and filled the kitchen with the most aromatic smells. We cooked rice in another pressure cooker for serving up, and topped the meal with fresh coriander. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get our hands on any chicken marylands so we used thighs with the bone in which worked just as well. There was a bit of left over sauce that we were considering just pouring over the rice as a meal because it was that good.

    Here are the Recipes

    BUTTER CHICKEN

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    Prep + Cook time 40 minutes 

    Serves 4

    INGREDIENTS

    • 4 chicken marylands (1.4kg)
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • ½ cup (140g) yogurt
    • 5cm (2 inch) piece fresh ginger (25g), grated
    • 2 teaspoons garam masala
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 40g (1½ ounces) butter
    • 1 medium brown onion (150g), chopped finely
    • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 teaspoon each ground coriander, cumin, cinnamon and hot paprika
    • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 410g (13 ounces) canned tomato puree
    • ½ cup (125ml) chicken stock
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • ¹⁄³ cup (80ml) pouring cream
    • ½ cup loosely packed fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves

    DIRECTIONS

    1. Combine chicken, juice, yogurt, ginger and garam masala in large bowl. Heat half the oil and half the butter in 6-litre (24-cup) pressure cooker; cook chicken, in batches, until browned. Remove from cooker. (NB: Use the ‘SAUTÉ’ function on the Kambrook pressure cooker to cook the chicken in batches)
    2. Heat remaining oil and butter in cooker; cook onion and garlic, stirring, until onion softens. Add spices; cook, stirring, until fragrant. Return chicken to cooker with paste, puree, stock and honey; secure lid. Bring cooker to high pressure. Reduce heat to stabilise pressure; cook 20 minutes.
    3. Depressurise the pressure cooker; remove lid. Stir in cream; season to taste. Serve chicken sprinkled with coriander.

    NUTRITIONAL COUNT PER SERVING : 58.1g total fat (23.5g saturated fat); 3403kJ (814 cal); 23.5g carbohydrate; 48.7g protein; 4g fibre

    TIPS. If you have an electric pressure cooker you won’t need to reduce the heat to stabilise pressure, your cooker will automatically stabilise itself. Always check with the manufacturer’s instructions before using. Recipe not suitable to freeze.

    SERVING SUGGESTION:   Serve with steamed basmati rice.

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    CHOCOLATE SELF-SAUCING PUDDING

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    Prep + Cook time 30 minutes 

    Serves 4

    INGRIDIENTS

    • 45g (1½ ounces) butter
    • ¹⁄³ cup (80ml) milk
    • ½ cup (110g) caster (superfine) sugar
    • ²⁄³ cup (100g) self-raising flour
    • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
    • ¹⁄³ cup (75g) firmly packed light brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, extra
    • 1 cup (250ml) boiling water

    DIRECTIONS

    1. Grease four 1-cup (300ml) ovenproof dishes. (NB: Kambrook team used 250ml coffee mugs)
    2. Melt butter with milk in medium saucepan. Remove from heat; stir in caster sugar then sifted flour and cocoa. Divide mixture between dishes.
    3. Sift brown sugar and extra cocoa into small bowl; spoon over pudding mixture in dishes. Carefully pour the boiling water over mixture. Cover dishes tightly with foil. Place 1½ cups (375ml) water in 8-litre (32-cup) pressure cooker. Place dishes in cooker; secure lid. Bring cooker to high pressure. Reduce heat to stabilise pressure; cook 12 minutes. (NB: 4 x 250ml mugs fitted perfectly into our 6L pressure cooker, and we reduced 375ml water in pressure cooker bowl to 250ml)
    4. Depressurise the pressure cooker; remove lid. Remove dishes from cooker. Stand puddings 5 minutes before serving.

    NUTRITIONAL COUNT PER SERVING: 10.8g total fat (6.9g saturated fat); 1584kJ (379 cal); 65.2g carbohydrate; 4g protein; 1.1g fibre

    TIPS: If you have an electric pressure cooker you won’t need to reduce the heat to stabilise pressure, your cooker will automatically stabilise itself. Always check with the manufacturer’s instructions before using. Recipe not suitable to freeze.

    SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve puddings with ice-cream or drizzled with a little thickened (heavy) cream.

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    Now for the WINNING part

    The lovely people at The Australian Women’s Weekly are giving two (2) lucky readers the chance to win one of their Pressure Cooking cookbooks. All you have to do is answer this simple question in the comments section of this blog post: What would you cook in the pressure cooker?

    Two (2) lucky winners will be selected and each will win their very own copy of The Australian Women’s Weekly, Pressure Cooking, RRP $39.95, available where all good books are sold and online at www.awwcookbooks.com.au

    Photographer: Ian Wallace

    Remember, we will be showcasing, trialling and giving away a new cookbook each month, so keep checking back for future giveaways.

    Please note:

    • Only one entry per person
    • Open to Australian residents only
    • Two (2)winners will be selected by Kambrook
    • The winners will be contacted by email and Kambrook reserves the right to announce the winners on our online site https://aperfectpantry.com.au
    • This competition will run from 9am 15th  April 2013 to 12pm 21st April 2013

    Click here for full Terms & Conditions.

    IF YOUR ENTRY EXCEEDS 25 WORDS YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM WINNING!

     


    • joanne kennedy 16 April 2013

      I would cook a classic corned beef,like my grandma used to make.I can never get it tender in a saucepan.

    • Lynn Williamson 16 April 2013

      Soup - any flavour but especially Pea and Ham which is a family favourite. Perfect soup in just under 30mins. Purrrrr-fection.

    • Carole Ruta 16 April 2013

      Oxtail and beef cheek braised with garlic, red wine and leeks
      Usually a slow cooked dish - would be interesting to see this in a pressure cooker

    • Rosemary 16 April 2013

      I would cook pork ribs in the pressure cooker until they are just right and then baste and BBQ.

    • Natalie Brown 16 April 2013

      Our favourite is lamb shanks Throw in some veggies and all good. Mmm!

    • Maria Day 16 April 2013

      I'd cook any rice dish and soup. They can be eaten all year long and they're so nutritious and easy.

    • Michelle 17 April 2013

      A beef goulash, to warm the sole during winter!

    • Antonia Bezzina 17 April 2013

      I would cook my dear father's rabbit stew which he always made on special occasions and family get-togethers. It was his favorite!

    • Belinda Baker 18 April 2013

      My go to meal in winter is red wine slow cooked lamb shanks, would love to be able to do them in a pressure cooker.

    • Rhonda 19 April 2013

      I would cook my Nan's creole chicken recipe. She's a cooking artist and kitchen Goddess.

    • Di 19 April 2013

      Cheesecake! It can be done, and it turns out perfectly :)

    • Diana O 19 April 2013

      Home made chicken soup, just like Nan used to make.

    • Suzie Elo 20 April 2013

      I would cook a hearty beef curry, instead of me washing twenty dishes I'll only have to wash a few.

    • Sofia Christo 20 April 2013

      I would love to make an abundance of curries, middle Eastern sensations and Greek Lamb Fricasse.

    • kristy sweeney 20 April 2013

      A Pressure Cooker is the way to go
      Cooking quick when its usually slow
      I'd cook, Spicy Chicken Curry
      Perfect when your in a hurry.

    • wilma herrero 20 April 2013

      CHOCOLATE SELF-SAUCING PUDDINGs i would cook these i have never tried to cook anything like this never knew you could in a pressure cooker

    • sophie martin 20 April 2013

      I'd make orange marmalade in the pressure cooker. I love making preserves but find the time cooking and stirring a chore.

    • Natalie Stoute 20 April 2013

      Osso Bucco is our family fave.
      A winter dish we love and crave.
      Juicy and tender, so delish.
      It's the perfect pressure cooker dish!

    • Pam Hicks 20 April 2013

      I would cook my husband's favourite, Lamb Shanks - so much faster and so simple, in a pressure cooker.

    • Pam Hicks 20 April 2013

      I would cook my husband's favourite, Lamb Shanks - so much faster and so simple, in a pressure cooker.

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